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Fitchburg Furnace Interpretive Site, KY

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Fitchburg Furnace Interpretive Site

The historic Fitchburg Furnace was constructed in 1868 and operated at the peak of the iron industry. It was the last charcoal iron smelting furnace built in America. Standing...[more]

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From Stanton:
Take KY 213 south about 13 miles; turn left on KY 52E and go about 3 miles; turn left on KY 1182 (Cobhill Road). Take an immediate left on KY 975 (Fitchburg Road). Continue on KY 975 about 3 miles. The furnace is on the left.

Note: The roads to Fitchburg Furnace are narrow and winding. 

From Richmond:
Take KY 52 east about 19 miles. In Ravenna, stay on Main Street/Miller Creek Road (KY 1571) for about 6 miles. Turn left on KY 52 and travel west about 1.5 miles. Turn right on KY 1182 (Cobhill Road); take an immediate left on KY 975 (Fitchburg Road). Continue on KY 975 about 3 miles. The furnace is on the left.

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